Jan Smith, a consistently recognized top producer on the Chicago real estate scene just celebrated 21 years in the industry. She began her career in marketing and advertising for Playboy Magazine. After her son, Patrick started school, Jan decided to give real estate a “whirl”, in the early days of Bucktown and Wicker Park. Luck was on her side and she secured her first sale during her first week on the job, and was instantly hooked. Seven years later, Jan made a leap of faith and opened her own boutique real estate firm, J A Smith Assoc Inc. In May, Jan merged her firm, with @properties and is thrilled with the decision. “It is an innovative, exciting organization to be a part of, providing every possible sales and marketing tool to their agents in this competitive environment.
Today you will find Jan in all areas of the city, with an unrivaled breadth and depth of knowledge of the city’s many varied neighborhoods, selling everything from condos to castles. Jan’s motto for success is “always be mindful of what you sell your clients, and when it is time for them to make a move, you will have a great listing”. Her results speak for themselves as she has a 100 percent referral business and successfully closes nearly all of her listings.
Jan absolutely loves what she does and her experience and professionalism is matched only by her enthusiasm.